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Book TV at the University of Pennsylvania: Barbie Zelizer, "About to Die: How News Images Move the Public"

Barbie Zelizer

About the Program

Book TV interviewed University of Pennsylvania professor Barbie Zelizer about her book, "About to Die," which discusses the impact and controversy surrounding news photos that depict imminent death.  Prof. Zelizer also talked about the recent New York Post cover photo that showed a man about to be killed by a New York City subway train.  This interview, recorded at the University of Pennsylvania, is part of Book TV's College series.    

About the Authors

Barbie Zelizer

Barbie Zelizer is a professor of communication at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication and director of the school's Scholars Program in Culture and Communication.  Her books include "Remembering to Forget" and "Covering the Body."      


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Book TV at the University of Pennsylvania:  Barbie Zelizer, "About to Die: How News Images Move the Public"

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